GSSW RMCC Psychosocial Rounds
|Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - Completed|
Title: Memory Adaptation and Attention Training for Chemo-Brain
Presenter: Robert J. Ferguson, Ph. D. Clinical Health Psychologist, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School; Clinical Associate, University of Maine Dept. of Psychology; Eastern Maine Medical Center, Maine Rehabilitation Outpatient center, Bangor, ME.
Dr. Ferguson will be sharing information on program he has developed, which is also manualized.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 - Completed
Title: Cancer Connection: Risks and burdens to the LGBT Community
Presenter: Thomas Pier, LCSW, Simms Mann Center, UCLA.
A growing body of evidence suggests that LGBT people have a substantially increased risk of developing cancer than the general population. This, coupled with decreased cancer screening rates and less access to care, results in cancers being detected at a later stage when they are more difficult to treat and have poorer prognoses.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - Completed
Title: Changing Strategies for Changing Times: Incorporating Strategic Thinking and Process Improvement into Your Practice
Presenters: Alanna Terrell, MSW, LCSW, Project consultant, Clinical Support Services, MD Anderson; Gayle Harper, LCSW, MD Anderson
From Social Work Leadership in Health Care Conference 2011
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Completed
Title: Therapeutic Scrapbooking: A Technique to Promote Positive coping and emotional Strength in Parents of Pediatric Oncology Patients
Presenter: Paula G. McCarthy, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Therapeutic scrapbooking is an intervention being used with parents and caregivers of children with cancer. Facilitators, licensed in medical social work, provide a safe environment for participants to verbalize their stories and share their distress. Scrapbooking is a “normal” activity without the negative stigma that s “support group” may carry. Outcome measurements indicate this therapeutic intervention achieves positive results.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - Completed
Title: Wounded Healers
Presenters: Richard Dickens, LCSW-R, Clinical Supervisor, Mind/Body Project Coordinator, CANCERCARE; Willis Parting ton, LCSW, VNS Hospice.
Discussion to focus upon wounded aspects of clinicians and potential impact upon ability to establish therapeutic alliance with patients , caregivers, and/or family members.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - Cancelled
Title: Advanced Care Planning: Research Results
Presenter: Stacy Fischer, Ph. D, University of Colorado, Denver.
Discussion will focus upon research results/lessons learned for ACP.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Title: A Holistic Program for Cancer Pain Management in Minority Populations
Presenter: Diane Kreslins, NACC Certified Chaplain, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Lacks Cancer Center @ Saint Mary’s.
Diane will be sharing program developed and implemented within the lacks Cancer Center: discussion will also include participant feedback and date collected.